CEMS Annual Events & MIM Graduation Ceremony


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a globally renowned institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and public engagement in the social sciences. LSE’s motto – "Rerum cognoscere causas" – means "to know the causes of things". It was chosen to support the School's founding purpose, "for the betterment of society".

LSE opened its doors in 1895 with three rooms and 200 students. Today more than 11,000 students study for degrees at LSE’s central London campus, while more than 40,000 more learn on campus or remotely. At the core of LSE is the guiding principle of “understanding today to influence tomorrow”. Its world-class researchers and teachers are committed to using social sciences to shape the world. 

LSE is also committed to embedding sustainability into everything it does. It became the first Carbon Neutral verified university in the UK and has pledged to becoming a net zero carbon emissions organisation by 2050.


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World leaders have studied or taught at LSE

LSE's Department of Management

The Department of Management at LSE is a multidisciplinary group of academics, researchers, teachers, professional specialists and talented students, ranking #5 in the world for business and management (QS World University Rankings 2023).

Faculty's scholarship is recognised as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, ranking #2 in the UK by percentage of overall four and three star research (REF 2021).

LSE's Department of Management seeks to create a better world where a profound understanding of management drives positive change in business and society. It is committed to CEMS' vision of preparing responsible leaders, contributing to a more open, sustainable, and inclusive world.

CEMS – A Global Alliance in Management Education

CEMS is a global alliance of leading universities, corporate partners, social partners, students, and alumni that jointly offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). CEMS is made up of 33 member schools, 73 corporate partners, 8 social partners, with a presence on every continent. In 2023, CEMS celebrates 35 years of continuous excellence and innovation.

The CEMS MIM combines academic theory with business practice and shapes responsible future leaders who contribute to a more open, ecologically sound and inclusive world. At the heart of CEMS are core values of global citizenship, cultural diversity, professional responsibility and accountability.

In the 2023 edition of the QS Master’s in Management rankings, CEMS placed in the top 7 percent of providers globally and in the top 8 percent for ‘value for money'.

Partnering with CEMS

The London School of Economics and Political Science joined the CEMS Global Alliance in 1991 and remains the UK’s sole member school. LSE is proud to offer the CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) dual degree as part of its innovative Global Master's in Management.